Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, a new book by Nell Bernstein, steps back for a longer look at the juvenile justice system. In synthesizing years of studies and research, Bernstein makes a case for why the juvenile justice system may be failing in its mission to provide rehabilitation to children.
Bernstein also draws on her many years as a journalist and juvenile-justice advocate to provide anecdotes about the system and a more personal perspective on its successes and failures. Moving forward, she offers suggestions for alternative solutions—proven community-intervention models like multi-systemic therapy, functional family therapy and multidimensional treatment foster care.
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